Police in Coleraine are appealing for information and witnesses following a report of a burglary in the Knock Road area of Dervock yesterday, Tuesday 16th January.

Sergeant McCrystal said: “It was reported to police that at some time just before 6pm on Monday (15th) and 7.30am yesterday morning, a number of tools were taken from a work van parked inside a locked yard.

“Upon review, it is evident the passenger window of the van has been forced down, causing damage to the frame, and items of significant value have then been taken from the van, including power tools, a chainsaw and a generator which was located near to a shed in the yard.

“As part of our enquiries we believe the suspect(s) involved, have accessed the yard by jumping over the gate, taking the items before making off down a back lane.

“Our investigation is continuing and we would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious in the Knock Road area between these times, to make contact with local officers on 101, quoting 286 16/01/24.

“Alternatively, you can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/, or you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/“.